What is an employee assistance programme?

An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) offers free, confidential, independent support to help employees balance their work, family and personal lives.

In the below video, Emma from Life & Progress, who provides the EAP scheme, joins Imogen from Redwing Solutions to talk about the benefits of an EAP.

Topics covered are:

  • What is an EAP?
  • What services are included?
  • What would your employees receive from this benefit in more detail.
  • What additional services can be included in your plan?
Why put an Employee Assistance Programme in place for your employees?

By supporting employees through the provision of an EAP, you can save time and money and protect yourself against stress-related absence and gain a better understanding of the issues impacting your employees.

Issues Covered

Consider this list, all covered by an EAP, could some of your staff benefit from support with any of these?

  • Work/life balance issues
  • Daily living
  • Stress, anxiety and depression
  • Personal performance and time management
  • Marital, family and relationships
  • Elderly and disability care
  • Illness
  • Childcare and parenting challenges
  • Health and well-being
  • Traumatic or life-changing incidents/events
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Careers
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Debt Counselling and Budget Management
  • Psychological and emotional issues
  • Consumer rights
So, how much does an Employee Assistance Programme cost?

EAP’s aren’t as expensive as you may think. 

In our experience, a typical programme costs as little as £15 per employee per year. 

What could you give your staff that would cost that! A couple of Cinema tickets? Well, this benefit could help the whole family and mean you have a more productive, motivated staff member back at work.

For more information about their services and to request a no-obligation quotation for your organisation, please email us at info@redwing-solutions.co.uk or call us on 01527 909436.